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Nautilocalyx adenosiphon, Nautilus Plant

Nautilocalyx adenosiphon

Nautilus Plant
Family: Gesneriaceae
Origin: Central and South America
Small plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowers

Nautilocalyx adenosiphon is a small shrub native to Central and South America. It grows 2-5 ft in height and is characterized by its fuzzy foliage with tiny white hairs and serrated, red-edged leaves. It prefers either shade or semi-shade and will grow in the USDA Zones 9-11 with regular water. Nautilocalyx adenosiphon blooms in the summer and winter months with beautiful, off-white flowers.

Growing this plant in cooler climates can be done with some tweaking. For example, in colder regions, it can be grown in a pot that can be brought indoors during winter months. When growing in containers, it's important to use a soil mix that provides adequate drainage and regular fertilizing. When it comes to water, Nautilocalyx adenosiphon needs a moderate amount, so check the soil regularly to make sure it's neither too dry nor too soggy.

Due to its attractive and lush foliage, Nautilocalyx adenosiphon is quite easy to care for and can make a great addition to any garden. For best results, it should be planted in well-drained soil, in areas that receive plenty of indirect sunlight. If grown as a container plant, it should be fertilized regularly to ensure fast and healthy growth. With proper care, Nautilocalyx adenosiphon will reward you with its beautiful off-white, bell-shaped flowers and lush foliage.


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Nautilocalyx adenosiphon, Nautilus Plant
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